IIoT Communication Readiness – What You Need to Know!

An important, crucial, aspect in IIoT applications is the communication layer. This layer is responsible for relaying sensor values from the field to northbound processing of this data and the southbound control.

In my previous blog I concluded that IIoT is reality, but headaches are ahead choosing the right protocol and communications provider, especially when your IIoT solution requires long-range support, will be deployed in multiple countries and needs cross border coverage. Read more

The Industrial Internet of Things – Hype or Reality?

Most of you have seen the term IoT – Internet of Things – presented at webinars, seminars and conferences. If not, you have probably read-up on one of the thousands of articles, market reports, blogs et cetera on the topic. Rest assured this post is not about IoT but covers its less known ‘brother’: the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). Read more

Data Science becomes mainstream

The Dutch management blog: Managers Online published an article based on an interview with our directory consultancy Jules Oudmans. In the article Jules gives 5 tips for managers about Data Science projects.

Read the article (in Dutch)

Invest in Predictive Maintenance?

The purpose of Predictive Maintenance Programs (PMP) is to prevent/reduce unscheduled outage of equipment. The direct business benefits are in: reduced maintenance costs; reduction of breakdowns; and the reduction of maintenance time spent.  Benefits that are tempting … but not all your equipment is ‘eligible’ for a PMP.

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‘5 need-to-knows before you start with data science’ on Business.nl

The Dutch business blog Business.nl published an article about ‘5 need-to-knows before you start with data science’. The experience is that lots of data science projects were started without being well prepared. In the article UREASON’s director consultancy Jules Oudmans gives you five crucial tips to consider, before starting a data science project. For Dutch readers the article is here: http://business.nl/5-zaken-die-je-moet-weten-over-data-science/

ESP CEP in predictive maintenance

ESP/CEP in Predictive Maintenance?

Predictive Maintenance is all about predicting failures, to critical assets, in a timely fashion to allow for repair/replacement without too much or no upset(s) to production/processes.

The business case for running a Predictive Maintenance Program (PMP) is clear to most clients/companies. For many we find it is often unclear as to how to run an effective PMP and what techniques to embrace.

This post is too short to dive into the finesses of asset, part selection and using available data and engineering resources such as FMEAs and FMECAs to create models that predict failure and degradation … but long enough to focus on one of the important aspects in PMP: use of event asset data to enhance predictive models and detect early failures. Read more

Event Processing

Event Stream Processing or Complex Event Processing?


Event Stream Processing and Complex Event processing is computing on live event streams. Event streams can contain a wide variety of time based occurrences (events). These can range from work orders to alarms, warnings or events associated to process conditions, items in your workflows, events from your assets et cetera et cetera.

Very often event streams contain valuable information when events are occurring in a certain sequence of time or in a specific frequency. In certain cases it is also valuable to know when event streams do not follow a known pattern.

An example of an event pattern for a windmill is:

  • An increase in wind speed;
  • An stable rotor speed; and
  • An increase in bearing temperature.

This may be indicative of a bearing failure. The example is very clear because it correlates only a few events in the time domain and none of the other data that is also contained within the data/event stream of the windmill is shown. Read more

IoT Talks event in Utrecht

IoT Talks Utrecht

On Sept 29th, Tele2 IoT Talks Utrecht will inspire and energize you to talk about IoT.

On behalf of UREASON, Jules Oudmans, will give a presentation at this inspiring event.

What: Tele2 IoT Talks

When: Sep 29th at 08.00

Where: Stadion Galgenwaard, Utrecht


Predictive Maintenance webinars

One of the most popular applications of IoT and M2M is Predictive Maintenance. UREASON has vast experience in this field and recently organized two webinars about Predictive Maintenance. For those of who have missed these webinars, please watch the recordings:

Predictive Maintenance webinar part I

Predictive Maintenance webinar part II

UREASON achieves the Silver Data Analytics status in the Microsoft Network

We are pleased to announce that UREASON has achieved the Silver Data Analytics status in the Microsoft Partner Network. At UREASON knowledge is highly valued. To earn this status, our data scientists first completed a series of strict tests to prove our level of technological expertise. The tests include a number of examinations, three perfect references from clients and a number of assessments.

That we have achieved this competence, actually means that our skills, competence and delivered results are of high quality. We have shown to be fully aware of the latest techniques in the field of Data Analytics, which presents a great opportunity for our customers to apply this knowledge to their business.